Board of Pharmacy Podcast

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BOP: What, Why & How is a podcast hosted by IPA’s Anthony Pudlo or Casey Ficek with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy's Andrew Funk or Sue Mears following each Board of Pharmacy (BOP) meeting. Each episode will focus on WHAT actions were taken by the Board of Pharmacy, WHY the BOP took the actions it did, and HOW BOP action will impact practice in Iowa.
 

The BOP What, Why & How is available for CPE credit! Details here.

2020

Episode #24 - February 2020 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the February 26, 2020 Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting, Episode 24 features discussion with Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy on proposed rule changes on comprehensive medication lists by pharmacy technicians, new PMP resources, and updates to current statewide protocols.
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Episode #23 - January 2020 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: IPA's Casey Ficek and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy recap the January 7-8, 2020 Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting and discuss proposed legislation, FAQs on the e-prescribing mandate, and new rules regarding expedited partner therapy.
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2019

Episode #22 - November 2019 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

Description: IPA’s Casey Ficek and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy recap the Nov.5-6 Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting and discuss changes to Iowa’s mandatory reporter law, proposed legislation, and the current state of Iowa’s pharmacist immunization laws.
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Episode #21 - September 2019 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

Description: Following the July 10, 2019, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, Episode 21 features discussion on final proposed rules on pseudoephedrine dispensing, plus initial proposed rules on expedited partner therapy as well as short fills for emergency dispensing or transferred prescriptions.
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Episode #20 - July 2019 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the July 10, 2019, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the Board of Pharmacy discuss the adoption of rules implementing electronic prescribing, finalization of statewide protocols, and elimination of licensure removal for student loan default.
 

Episode #19 - May 2019 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the May 2, 2019, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the board, discuss the adoption of an implementation date for USP 800 by the Board of Pharmacy, the Board’s final adoption of rules implementing Technician Product Verification, and proposed rules relating to pseudoephedrine sales and student loan default.
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Episode #18 - March 2019 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the March 12, 2019, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, IPA’s Casey Ficek and Anthony Pudlo discuss topic covered during the meeting including new statewide protocols rules, e-prescribing of controlled substances, and USP 800.
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Episode #17 - January 2019 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the Jan. 9, 2019, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Andrew Funk from the Board of Pharmacy discuss the adoption of rules modifying the supervision of pharmacist-interns, clarifying the distance requirement for telepharmacies, and implementing statewide protocols.
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2018

Episode #16 – Nov. 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the Nov. 14, 2018, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the board, discuss the adoption of an implementation date for USP 800 by the Board of Pharmacy, the Board’s proposed legislation for 2019, and the proposed rules implementing technician product verification and changes to the PMP. 
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Episode #15 – Sept. 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the Sept. 19, 2018, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the board, discuss the newly created seat on the board for a certified pharmacy technician, proposed rules relating to pharmacist interns and telepharmacy, and the proposed rules implementing the new statewide protocols law.
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Episode #14 – July 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the July 24, 2018, Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the board, discuss the upcoming implementation of USP 800, proposed rules relating to technicians resulting from recent legislation, and the significant overhaul of rules related to wholesaler, limited distributor, and third-party logistics licenses.
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Episode #13 – May 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the May 23, 2018, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, this episode discusses the boards review of comments on proposed changes to create a new "Expanded Practice Standards" chapter, reason why the board terminated a proposed rule change on repackaging VA meds, and rule changes to the Hospital Practice chapter.
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Episode #12 – March 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the March 14, 2018, Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting, Anthony Pudlo from IPA and Sue Mears from the board, discuss PMP reporting changes, the opioid bill currently in the Iowa legislature, and updates on the board’s licensing and registration database.
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Episode #11 – January 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Description: Following the January 16, 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting, the episode discusses the board’s decision to register to support/against various pieces of legislation, broad discussion on the PMP (where’s it’s at, where’s it’s going, proposed legislation), and what constitutes a valid prescriber/patient relationship and the pharmacist’s discretion on filling refills when a relationship is ended.
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2017

Episode #10 - November 2017 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Topics: proposed legislative and regulatory changes affecting the PMP
Pharmacist UAN: 0107-9999-17-067-H03-P
Pharmacy Technician UAN: 0107-9999-17-067-H03-T
CPE information | 0.025 CEU/ 0.25 hrs

Episode #9 - August 2017 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Topics: proposed rules on prescriber-patient relationship, storage of prescriptions files, and AMDS requirements
Pharmacist UAN: 0107-9999-17-066-H03-P
Pharmacy Technician UAN: 0107-9999-17-066-H03-T
CPE information | 0.025 CEU/ 0.25 hrs

Episode #8 - June 2017 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting
Topics: recently adopted rules, proposed news rules and the board's plan for future rule changes.
Pharmacist UAN: 0107-9999-17-065-H03-P
Pharmacy Technician UAN: 0107-9999-17-065-H03-T
CPE information | 0.025 CEU/ 0.25 hrs
 
Topics: rule changes on PMP and EHRs, the pharmacy technician’s role in pseudoephedrine dispensing and tracking; and changes to controlled substances regulations 
Pharmacist UAN: 0107-9999-17-064-H03-P
Pharmacy Technician UAN: 0107-9999-17-064-H03-T
CPE information | 0.025 CEU/ 0.25
hrs
 
Topics: telepharmacy, PMP annual report 
Pharmacist UAN: 0107-9999-17-057-H03-P  
Pharmacy Technician UAN: 0107-9999-17-057-H03-T
CPE information | 0.025 CEU/ 0.25
hrs
 
Topics: executive director’s report, rescheduling of medications, the waiver process.
Pharmacist UAN: 0107-9999-17-038-H03-P  
Pharmacy Technician UAN: 0107-9999-17-038-H03-T
CPE information | 0.025 CEU/ 0.25
hrs 


 
Older episodes can be found here.